Saturday, June 03, 2006

Copyright bill faces partial delay

Copyright bill faces partial delay
AsiaMedia [Hong Kong], South China Morning Post, publication date: 2 June 2006
"In a bills committee paper, the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau said the Copyright (Suspension of Amendments) Ordinance, which originally expires on July 31, should be extended for another year. Passed in 2001, the legislation partially suspends the Copyright Ordinance provisions that make the use of infringing copies of copyright works in business a new criminal offence.

The suspension came amid public concerns that the provision would hamper dissemination of information and classroom teaching. And the partially suspended law remained effective in four categories of copyright works -- computer programs, movies, television dramas and musical recordings."

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